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Learning Profiles

Assess and match a student’s Reading Profile

Commercial site offering a free online learning style profile test

Reading Resources

Read Now reading strategies with directions for use

Listing of specific reading comprehension strategies


General Resources

Specific teaching strategies with complete descriptions for small group

Tutor Help Center
Literacy/ABE Resources 
Learning Disabilities

Vocabulary development strategies discussion group

Using Video with Adult Learners- Links and Resources

Information on brain based education theories

Provides full-text literacy research reports on multiple topics

Provides concepts and principles for both native and immigrant s learning English including learning activities

Tool Kit for use of EFF Teaching/Learning Cycle in adult education settings

Strategies on teaching from a Latino perspective

Strategies on teaching from a Native American perspective

Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom

Interactive On-Line Adult Literacy Tutor/Teaching Course

Common Core Roadmap

California Distance Learning Project: Adult Learning Activities

BBC Skillswise English
Practical literacy skills for adults in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and verbal communication skills.

Classroom resources and professional development for educators.

The Learning Progressions for Numeracy and Literacy
National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults.


 Lesson Plans
Writing Resources

Lesson ideas with handouts for tutoring reading and writing

Lesson plan on sentence building.

Lesson plan on sentence structure

See article, "'Picture Stories' for Writing Instruction"

See article, "Writing from a Model--Interview, Write and Share"

See article, "Quickwriting" Short writing activity for fluency

See article, "Peer Editing in Student Writing Lessons"

See article, "Practice Writing Prompt for the Beginning Low (a) Writing Promotional Test (Two)"

 Lesson Plans
Reading Resources

Tongue twisters!

Lesson ideas with handouts for tutoring reading and writing

 Lesson Plans
Technology Resources

Evaluating Websites

Article on choosing & using technology in lesson planning

Article on choosing & using software in the classroom

Article on technology-based projects and resources

Lesson plans that integrate technology

Interactive newspaper for adult learners

Online grammar lessons

 Lesson Plans
Math/Numeracy Resources

Math Lesson plans and handouts for tutors

Games on the computer to help with basic math skills

Worksheets/handouts for basic math skills

Self-correcting online flashcards for basic math skills

Hand outs for a variety of basic math skills


 Lesson Plans
General Resources

Lesson plans for practical tasks that use math, reading and critical thinking

LINCS portal to lesson plan on math, reading, writing and health

Learning activities for academic and life skills

Search for lesson plans by keyword

Help for teachers to write focused lesson plans

Website created to help you plan lesson plans, as well as provide archived lesson plans used and created by other teacher/tutors.

Creates lesson plans for you with your input.

Teacher resources: sample lessons, lessons from teachers in the fields, and TV 411 research

Beginning tutor tips on how to work with and Adult Learner.

Strategies and lesson plans for the ABE tutor

ABE and ESOL Lesson plans: family literacy, workforce development, and web-based curriculum.

The Text-Mapping Project.

Idea Book to integrate work skills and basic skills including communication skills, decision-making skills, interpersonal skills, life-long learning skills.

Lessons for reading comprehension with use of internet articles.

A Course with 13 lessons teaching basics of reading at 0-6 reading levels

Awesome website with lessons plans or ABE, ESOL, and GED. Discusses credit card debt, resumes, savings accounts, etc.

Selection of lesson plans, (grouped by subject), designed by adult literacy teachers that incorporate Internet resources

Understanding What Reading is All About, teaching materials and lessons for ABE learners

Comprehensive array of grammar exercises

Teaching aids for tutors including games, scavenger hunts, policy updates, curriculum checklist

Interactive On-Line Adult Literacy Tutor/Teaching Course

 Teaching Tips
Reading Resources

Tips for tutoring reading.

Free online course in helping adult learners read.

Resources for reading, writing & spelling

 Teaching Tips
Writing Resources

Resources for reading, writing & spelling

Writing Instruction Tutor Tips

 Teaching Tips
Math Resources

Tips from a Washington state program on how to teach math.

 Teaching Tips
General Resources

Emotional Literacy: The Elephant in the Room for Adult Learners and Programs

Game - In Choice of the Dragon, you get to be one — as nice or as mean as you want!

Provides “Links of the Week” to provide ideas and materials for tutors

General tips for Adult tutors

10 tips for teaching adults.

Self-study training guide for tutors

Tips to use technology in the classroom.

California's online resource guide for new ABE teachers.

This site contains tips on teaching students with learning differences.

Teaching tips that change daily

Online health literacy reference guide.

Article on coping with mixed ability classrooms

Interactive On-Line Adult Literacy Tutor/Teaching Course

Ways to Integrate Technology into ABE


Language and Literacy.

Worksheets with answer keys.

Create all kinds of things with this Dynamic Paper tool.

Lesson ideas and handouts on how to tutor math.

Lesson ideas with handouts for tutoring reading and writing

Site contains lesson plans by category.

Includes handouts for Reading, Math, and Language

Provides ideas for fun games to play

Provides current news stories to use in lessons. Gives full story, abridged story, and outline, as well as word definitions, and activities to test work comprehension.

Provides lessons, and worksheets for beginning, intermediate and advanced learners.

Interactive online lessons for students: Lesson 1   Lesson 2   Lesson 3   Lesson 4   Lesson 5

Handouts for basic handwriting, basic reading, spelling and phonology

Exercises to help journal

Handouts across the curriculum

Spelling handouts

Phonics word searches

Reading comprehension exercises

Worksheet to develop writing topics and topic sentences

General Literacy/ABE Resources

AwesomeStories.com: The story place on the web

Research on ABE learner persistence

Research on applying learning theory in the classroom

Research on participatory approaches to Literacy and ABE

Information on multiple intelligences and implications for ABE






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for making this site possible.

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